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The Actors Fund Annual Gala honors Morgan Freeman by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The Actors Fund Annual Gala honors Morgan Freeman by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions.

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Morgan Freeman, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

 The Actors Fund Annual Gala honored actor, director, narrator, and activist Morgan Freeman and former New York Mayor and entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg last night, May 11, 2015 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Celebrity guests included Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Judith Light, Kenny Leon, David Hyde Pierce, Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Broadway producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones, and many more.

Morgan Freeman was born June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his stage, film, and TV acting career in 1964, receiving national recognition in 1971 on TV’s Electric Company. His professional stage career began off-Broadway in 1967, followed by his Broadway debut in 1968. Throughout his career he was involved in the theater and received the Obie Award in 1980 for the title role in Coriolanus. In 1984, he received his second Obie Award for his role in The Gospel at Colonus. He won a Drama Desk Award and a Clarence Derwent Award for his role in The Mighty Gents in 1978; and received his third Obie Award for his role in Driving Miss Daisy off-Broadway in 1987, which was adapted for the screen in 1989. Morgan Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, and Invictus, and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. His brilliant talent and extensive stage, film, and TV credits make him one of the greatest actors of our time.

Photographs and Article by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

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Morgan Freeman, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor Morgan Freeman, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Morgan Freeman, producer Lori McCreary, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway Producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Michael Douglas, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Bebe Neuwirth, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Tyne Daly, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Judith Light, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Bebe Neuwirth, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Bebe Neuwirth, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Morgan Freeman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Michael Douglas, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Morgan Freeman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Michael Douglas, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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A. J. Calloway interviewing Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michael Douglas, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Guest, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Kenny Leon, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Bebe Neuwirth and Morgan Freeman, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Morgan Freeman, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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The Actors Fund, New York Marriott Marquis, May 11, 2015. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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